A+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Diversity
    A
  3. Teachers
    A
  4. College Prep
    A+
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B+
  6. Health & Safety
    A-
  7. Administration
    A+
  8. Sports
    B+
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    B
Address
900 Alameda De Las Pulgas
San Mateo, CA 94402
Telephone
(650) 558-2999
Website

Aragon High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
86%
Percent Proficient - Math
61%
Average Graduation Rate
99%
Average SAT
1280
210 responses
Average ACT
31
56 responses
AP Enrollment
31%
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Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
A-
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
100%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.20 responses
Poll
85%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.20 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 56 responses
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  • Rivalry Sporting Events
    21%
  • Secret Senior Spirit Days
    18%
  • Rallies
    16%
  • Music Department Fall Potluck
    11%
  • Fall musical
    9%
  • Spring play
    7%
  • Band Concerts
    7%

Students

Diversity
A
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
1,423
Free or Reduced Lunch
18%
91%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.22 responses
59%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.22 responses
86%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.22 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
20:1
National
16:1
Average Teacher Salary
Teachers in First/Second Year
0.6%
79%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.34 responses
74%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.34 responses
76%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.34 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B+
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Average
Boys Athletic Participation
Average
Expenses Per Student
$19,260/ year
National
$12,239
87%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.31 responses
55%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.31 responses
77%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.31 responses
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Aragon High School Reviews

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As a senior I've had a great high school experience at Aragon; I've met so many great people and great teachers! There are so many student run clubs at this school, and the sports have amazing coaches. The cafeteria food may be questionable at times, so I bring my own lunch. Aragon is known to be a very studious and hard working school, so just be prepared for the workload if you're an incoming student.
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If I could describe Aragon in one word, it would be "competitive." Contrary to the school stereotypes surrounding the San Mateo Union HS District, though Aragon may not be the most "spirited," it is definitely the most hardworking. The students are driven; everyone is motivated to "make it" to a 4 year university, and challenges themselves to do well in their classes, with some even giving up some of their summer to take Chemistry so they can take AP Bio sophomore year.

The sports are fantastic, with a large variety to choose from, but unfortunately, no dance program. However, the media courses such as Digital Photo, AP photo and video are interesting and challenging, and doesn't fail to disappoint.
I felt Aragon wasn't very good in making individual students grow. It just felt like they wanted us to get good grades so that they could say they were a top high school, not to better my education. I wanted to become more outside the box and unique, but it felt like we're just being built up to be shipped out to college, all the same. I recently transferred to Middle College, and I feel like I've had so many more unique opportunities to shine and become a leader, instead of just a follower or participant.